Join us as we host Susanna Pau, co-founder of Sand Hill Property Company, as she shares about following God even when we can’t see where we are going.
“It is easy to say we obey God when we believe that obedience will lead to blessings and rewards. But how can we obey God when it hurts and we don’t see a payoff? How do we trust when we can’t see the path ahead? I learned that trusting God does bring blessings, but often not what I would have expected or even asked for. What happened to me during the 2008 financial meltdown and how I survived it was something I did not expect. I will be sharing some of my stories and life lessons with you.”
Susanna was born and grew up in Hong Kong, and came to the US to attend Cal. After a few years in accounting, she decided to try her hand in real estate by becoming an agent in Boise, Idaho selling homes. She then relocated to San Francisco and became an active broker dealing in large commercial properties. She then co-founded, with her husband Peter, Sand Hill Property Company in 1988. Now based in Palo Alto, the company has developed office complexes, shopping centers, industrial parks, hotels, multi-family housing and golf course in 18 Bay Area cities. Some of the higher profile projects are Bridgepointe Shopping Center and Central Park Plaza in San Mateo, Cupertino Village and Hilton Hotel in Cupertino, and Whole Foods in Los Altos and Cupertino. Its current pipeline encompasses several million square feet and includes: new headquarters for Netflix in Los Gatos; three office campuses in the Stanford Research Park; the Main Street mixed use projects in Cupertino; Woodland Park in East Palo Alto, and Marriott Hotel in Menlo Park. The company remains entrepreneurial and independent, but is one of the most active developers in Silicon Valley. It has taken on some of the largest and most complex developments, and has accumulated a number of awards. Susanna’s primary objective is to use her business platform and network to reach non-believers, she loves to talk about Jesus with anyone who would listen (or not). Susanna and Peter have been married for 40 years.
Meeting includes brunch.